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Christopher Serkis (Chris)

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  1. Chris,
    I only got to meet you once because of the distance but you were such an amazing person and I’m glad I got the chance to meet you.
    All the love from your family in Australia xx
    Simone ❤

    Simone Woodcock
  2. So sorry we won’t see you when we come to Dorset for our holiday, you always gave us reasons to smile

    Barbara and Keith Spencer
  3. Hi to all the Family in England I am very sorry for your loss of a good Man I met him many years ago in north Vancouver when Christopher came over for a visit, I walked in on him when he was injecting insulin and he explained to me that he was a Diabetic and had to do this daily. Miss you always remembered. Peace&Love. Roy G Howard

  4. It has been almost 40 years since we met and you were always a great friend.
    So kind and generous, warm and welcoming, honest and sincere.
    We watched your family grow up and you watched ours and we always felt so close.
    We will miss you so much.
    You have been so brave. It has been a long journey. Rest in peace.

    With all our love
    David, Melanie, Jenny, Dan, Chris and Rebecca x

    David and Melanie Murrell
  5. Remembering Christopher

    Dear Chrissy,
    Many thoughts have come into my head and the more I reflect on them, the more I remember.
    I can remember you taking me to the Saturday morning matinee at the Embassy cinema, what must have been 60 years ago and camping in the back yard of your mums flat in Framfield close and such things as going up to the lay-by on the by-pass and collecting bottle tops that were strewn about after a coach had stopped for a break, 7up and Double Diamond were the most popular, we had loads of them.
    Playing in the allotment in Framfield close, you were always more like an older Brother than an Uncle, the baked bean can and string telephone we used in the trenches so the ‘enemy’ couldn’t hear us. The visits to the Adventure playground at Cherry Lane. Riding our bikes to Horsham to swim in the cold water in the outdoor swimming pool, long before the Crawley indoor pool was built.
    Riding up to Leith Hill on our bikes on more than one occasion, I could never make the last steep part and had to get off and push, the rest at the top and then coming back down the hill was undoubtedly the best part. I remember the whole road seemed to be bordered by Rhododendron.
    The trip you took me on up to London on your scooter and going in to your office on a Saturday when you worked at LEP.
    The camping trip where we narrowly avoided driving into the sea at the ferry terminal which must have been at Shell Bay, I think, you got tired of driving so we stopped and set up camp not knowing until the light of day, that we were on a grassy strip which was an island in the road of the on ramp to the ferry, we woke up with cars all around us and I suppose someone who must have been an official of the ferries asking why we were there, I can’t remember all the places we went or how long we went for, I do recall Corfe castle was not what I was expecting, Bournemouth and Poole and I think Lullworth Cove also, all quite close to where you eventually would choose to live out your ‘golden’ years.
    Simone and I will always remember visiting Durdle Door with you in 2008, the beautiful scenic landscape and how I struggled to keep up with you, and. Thank you for taking us there and for showing Simone and myself all the interesting landmarks in the area, the castle, the New Forest, Swanage and Stone henge to name a few. Dorset is an absolutely beautiful part of the country, it certainly is a wonderful place to retire.
    So Long Chrissy, you accomplished so much in your life from being a role model to myself and Matthew to running your own successful business and having a long and successful marriage raising two children, each who would become successful in their own right, you had your own cross to bear for your entire life, which is extremely unfair; as a child, I recall that I thought you were so brave. I am not sure of your beliefs but whatever they are, I sincerely hope your expectations are met and perhaps your journey is not over yet. I had a tear in my eye recalling our adventures long since passed, precious memories, that I may have though I had forgotten.

    Jonathan Woodcock
  6. I worked with Chris from 1984 when he was my manager at LEP International to 2009 when he retired from G.E.M.S. Ltd the company we started together in 1991. I have so many good and fun memories from over the years, we used to laugh alot and put the world to rights. Especially about the mighty whites ‘Fulham’ and my team the even mightier ‘Brighton & Hove Albion’. Chris taught me so much and I will treasure the memories we shared. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten Love & condolences to Zandra, Hazel, Paul & all the family. From Keith & Lyn xx

    Keith & Lyn Baker
  7. Even though a continent away memories made during Christopher’s visits to Canada and ours to England will be remembered. Not to be forgotten is Christopher’s quick wit and that weird sense of humour of his – loving memories always to be cherished.

    Zanda,Paul,Hazel and family There are no words that can relieve the pain that is felt with the loss of a loved one – May your loving memories bring you comfort and fill your hearts with piece.
    Much love Susan and Yvonne.

    Susan new and Yvonne Nowasad.
  8. Dear Chris,
    It has been an absolute pleasure meeting you over the years, you were always so welcoming and wonderfully down to earth.
    You shall be sadly missed my friend. Our thoughts and heartfelt hugs go out to Zandra, Hazel, Liam, Paul and family.
    Your chosen charity says it all – Jasper says thank you.

    Ben, Becky & Jasper

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